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German Literature, History and the Nation: Papers from the Conference The Fragile Tradition, Cambridge 2002. Volume 2 Christian Emden

German Literature, History and the Nation: Papers from the Conference The Fragile Tradition, Cambridge 2002. Volume 2

Christian Emden

Published July 16th 2004
ISBN : 9783039101696
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393 pages
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This is the second of three volumes based on papers given at the Fragile Tradition conference in Cambridge, 2002. Together they provide a conspectus of current research on the cultural, historical and literary imagination of the German-speakingMoreThis is the second of three volumes based on papers given at the Fragile Tradition conference in Cambridge, 2002. Together they provide a conspectus of current research on the cultural, historical and literary imagination of the German-speaking world across the whole of the modern period. This volume highlights the connections between cultural identity and the sense of nationhood which are to be found in literary writing, the history of ideas, and the interaction between European cultures from the late Middle Ages to the present day. It focuses particularly on the way myths of cultural identity are passed on and transformed historically- on the fashioning of various models of modern German identity with reference to the cultures of Greece, France, England and Renaissance Italy- on the reflection of 19th-century nationalism in literary writing and ideas about languages- and on the ways in which cultural values have asserted themselves in relation to moments of catastrophe and abrupt political change in the 1920s, the 1940s, and the 1990s.